COVID-19: How Your Support Helps Women and Girls During the Pandemic
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“Alright, Now What?” Podcast

Update: thank you for joining us for Season 1. Stay tuned for Season 2 in fall 2020.

Alright, Now What? Season 1

Our resident experts address the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on diverse women and girls. You’ll hear their insights about what’s happening in communities and systemic issues that have come to light this emergency. We also look at how we can chart the way toward a pandemic recovery that centres gender equality, and how you can take action.

1. The Future of work, Monday, July 6, 2020
In our inaugural episode, we dig into why women in the workforce are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and why it’s so important that “care work” be valued as real work.

2. The Future of Safety, Monday, July 13, 2020
How are those in violent situations seeking help during a pandemic? And why is it that we’re seeing the numbers of reported incidents actually decrease in some areas?

Content note: this episode contains discussions of gender-based violence. If you or someone you know requires support services, consult our directory of services. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

3. The Future of Normal, Monday, July 20, 2020
For many folks, the “normal” status quo was not that great. We tackle the big question of why a new, post-pandemic normal must be built on gender equality.

4. The Future of MeToo, Monday, July 27, 2020
With workplaces shifting to online and remote for the foreseeable future, has workplace sexual harassment improved – or simply changed?

5. The Future of All of Us: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

We’ve spent four episodes breaking down just how deeply COVID-19 is impacting women, and particularly low-income, racialized, and gender-diverse folks. But the question remains – what are we doing about it? And how can you help?

This is the future of us, and that means all of us.

In Canada, there are three key mobilizers of social change – service providers, government, and community activism. This week, we’re digging in to each so you can find your place in the movement.

6. BONUS: The Future of Recovery: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

We’re working on bringing you a second season, and we’re so excited about it. But for now, we have some pressing new data we need to share with you.